As devices become a ubiquitous necessity during class, these apps can help curb mobile distractions—a plus for professors and students.


It’s rare to find college or university course these days that prohibits the use of devices during class. However, it’s also rare to find a student that isn’t battling almost constant mobile distractions from social media platforms and email—and students agree.

For example, University of Maryland, College Park (UMDCP), student Cindy Rosales only trusts SelfControl to help her avoid distracting websites. “It’s very easy for me to get distracted on social networks or online shopping. SelfControl was a great app...

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Meris Stansbury

Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.